Community Programs

Children's Program (Ages 2-6)

Creative movement and ballet fundamentals for young students are tailored to meet the developmental needs of children according to their age. Kathryn Smith developed the progressive curriculum for this program, and the syllabus introduces students to basic movement exploration and develops into the more structured study of classical ballet. Creativity is emphasized to encourage the artistic exploration of movement and allow the child's natural talent and skills to be discovered.

Class level is determined by the child's age on August 1 of each year.

  • Wee Dance: Ages 2 & 3 (Requires adult participation of one parent or legal guardian)
  • Creative Movement I: Age 4
  • Creative Movement II: Age 5
  • Pre-Ballet: Age 6

Youth Ballet Program

Classical ballet for students ages 7 and up. The curriculum focuses on proper skeletal alignment, posture, strength, and stretch of the legs and feet, fluid arm carriage, flexibility, and musicality.

Adult & Teen Classes

We offer the unique opportunity for adults and teens to begin or continue their dance training in an environment that encourages them to be challenged and explore their movement potential. Adult and teen classes include Absolute Beginner Ballet, Continuing Beginner Ballet, Low-Intermediate Ballet, plus Modern (open level) and Beginner Tap. Pre-registration is required.

Early Summer 2018 Interim Schedule

May 29th - June 8th 

Level 3 - 5  ( 5 classes ) 

Wednesday  May 30th

 Friday  June 1st 

 Monday   June 4th 

 Wednesday June 6th,

Friday June 8th 

5:30 - 7:00  E103  - $60.50 

  

Level 2A/2B  ( 4 classes ) 

Tuesday May 29th

Thursday May 31st

Tuesday June 5th

Thursday June 7th  

5:30 - 7:00 E103 - $48.50 

 


Children's Classes

This division introduces students to the world of dance through music and movement. Creative movement and ballet fundame...

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Youth Ballet Program

Classical ballet for students ages 7 and up. The curriculum focuses on proper skeletal alignment, posture, strength, and...

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Adult & Teen Classes

We offer the unique opportunity for teens and adults to begin or continue their dance training in an environment that ch...

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Summer Dance Intensive

June 11 - July 21The University of Iowa Youth Ballet & Community Dance School is introducing a new intermediate dance in...

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Summer Children's Workshop

June 11 - June 15This workshop will introduce four of the lesser-known ballet classics – La Sylphied, Giselle, Coppelia,...

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